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Cafe Scientifique

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You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Nanotechnology: How is it changing our world?

Schuler Books - Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

In the past decade or two, scientists and engineers have been exploring the world at a miniature level-designing, creating, and employing matter at a scale a hundred thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair.  What changes about the way matter interacts with its surroundings, at that scale?  How is nanotechnology used in a practical sense?  Should we be worried - or should we be excited - or both?  Our presenter will be Dr. Rebecca Anthony, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.  

Complementary & Alternative Medicines: Fact, Fallacy or Fiction?

Schuler Books - Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

An examination of whether complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) such as acupuncture, chiropractic and natural/herbal supplements have any scientific merit in the treatment of disease.  The reasons for the apparent increase in the acceptance of such CAMs will also be examined.  Strategies for determining the scientific validity of miracle cures and treatments will also be explored.  Our presenter will be Dr. Gregory Forbes, Professor of Biological Sciences at Grand Rapids Community College.  (See <> for more information about our presenter.)

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alex Azima by phone 517-483-1110 or by e-mail

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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